Design Notes

June 14, 2019

Happy Father's Day... of DOOM

Celebrate Lore's Darkest Dad with a new ShadowScythe adventure

This weekend is Father's Day, and this year, we want to /cheer on all our fathers. But especially Sepulchure, the most maligned, misunderstood father an Empress could ever have. This weekend, log in and travel back in time to the days when Empress Gravelyn was knee-high to a skeletal warrior. Battle to help Sepulchure's undead assistant keep his little Princess from destroying the dracolich fortress and try to survive her first experiments into necromancy. She's her father's favorite, and he is a VERY PROUD PAPA. Making her cry might be the LAST thing you ever do. Literally.

  • Battle to round up the necro minions Baby Gravelyn loosed into the halls
  • Clean up after her... experiments (EW)
  • Give Baby Gravelyn her "snackies" (but do NOT ask about the ingredients)
  • Battle Baby Gravelyn's bestest, newest friend! (If you DARE)

Complete this weekend's new zone to unlock the One Final Task farming quest. Each time you complete it, you'll be able to choose another piece of the Shadow Phoenix armor set (shown above).

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Plus, for all you shadow-loving heroes out there, complete the zone to unlock the ShadowScythe House Merge shop. Find the Sepulchure's Wing House (5 rooms) for all heroes. Members can unlock the Shadow Family Quarters (7 rooms) with the BEST view from the Dracolich's flying fortress (shown above)! Find the houses and many other Doom-themed house items in the shop tonight.

To all the Father-Heroes out there... Thanks!

Father's Day is the time of year when we dust off our golf bags, sharpen our grilling spatulas and let our dads, grandfathers and other father figures know how much they mean to us! 

Every father will enjoy the bounty of BBQ grill gear, the up-to-par Golf Suit set, a Gravity Defying Coffee Mug, the paper-cut-inducing Newsparchement, and the good Ol Fishin’ Armor Set... you can find them all in your Game Menu. Or better yet, get your dad to log in and battle alongside you! Then he can get his own!

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June 11, 2019

The Summer Shop is BACK!

Summer is here, and so is the hottest gear of the year!

This Friday, log in as we bring back the Summer Shop. Find all the returning seasonal items you guys love to battle in, plus Aranx's Summer Style and Summer Rave sets. Then, next week, return to find Noir's Waterpolo gear, new hairs, and new surfboards!

Find the Summer Shop in your game menu, containing:

  • Summer Style armor
  • Summer Rave armor
  • Prismatic Summer Rave armor
  • Summer Rave accessories
  • Victory and Battle Swimwear armors
  • Robes of Knowledge
  • Class of 2019 banner cape

And our seasonal surfboards:

  • Artix Dragon surfboard
  • Treasure Map surfboard
  • Surfboard of the Nation
  • Surfboard of the Legion
  • Surfboard of Destiny
  • and more!

New Beach Towel Capes + Taking Pride in Who You Are

The Artix Entertainment community has always been made up of many different heroes. We live in different countries, believe different things, have different types of families.... but one thing has always been true. We believe that you should always be proud of who you are and the struggles you've overcome (especially at the ages most of our community are... whoever said being a kid or teen was easy?!)

Every June, we release our Summer Shop. And this month -- when people across the world celebrate Pride Month and staying true to who you are, no matter who you are -- we're adding in 5 new striped beach towel capes, available for gold to everyone:

  • Rainbow Striped Beach Towel
  • Multi-Striped Beach Towel
  • Prismatic Striped Beach Towels (with color customization in 3, 4, or 5 stripe designs)

The prismatic capes stripes will be color customizable and will match your Base, Trim, Accessory, Eye, Hair colors, depending on how many CC stripes are in your cape.

The team and I stand by our heroes, and -- like many other companies across the internet and world this month -- are taking this opportunity to show that support visibly.  We want all our heroes to feel free to show off who you are with pride... at the beach, at home, at school, and everywhere else your journeys take you.

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June 10, 2019

AQWorlds Patch Notes

Check the list of bug fixes to see what the team has addressed

Reens, Cemaros and the AQW Bug Hunter team are busy squashing the bugs you submit each week to the Bug Tracker at www.Artix.com/bugs.

 

Please do not send non-release bugs on Twitter.  They will get lost.  Make sure you send bug report forms!

Check back weekly to see if the bug you reported has been addressed.  Please remember that not all bugs are "easy fixes" so some reported and confirmed bugs from each week may not be on the fixed list as they will require more time or a different person to fix them.

If you would like to know how the reports go from you to fixed, check this page:
http://www.aq.com/lore/guides/BugReportFAQ

Bug Fixes:

  • Quest box for Legion Revenant fixed on Yorumi server.
  • Lowered the drop rate for Thanatos armor and helm.  After receiving a bug report on the drop rate, we searched through Design Notes archives and found that the original drop rate was 0.01%. That drop rate was a temporary gift for Dage the Evil's 2018 birthday. It will be raised to 10% for his next birthday event in 2020.
    https://www.aq.com/gamedesignnotes/dage2018bdayfri-6777

 

Extras:

AC Items and Inventory Spaces 

We’ve been getting a fair number of reports from players stating that AC items are taking up space in their inventory.  This is not a bug!  This is a misunderstanding.  AC items do take up space in your inventory.  They do not take up space in your bank.  We cannot make free inventory storage for AC items due to how the game handles character loading.  If we did this, eventually, you would not be able to finish loading before you errored out. 

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June 07, 2019

House Hunters: Construction Quest

Talk to Carl in /BuyHouse to build 10 new houses!

Last month, we asked on social media what in-game buildings/maps you'd like to see turned into equippable houses... and now, construction is ready to begin! Head to the /buyhouse zone and talk to Carl (of the 3 Little Wolves) to begin questing for the building materials you'll need to craft your perfect house.

House Hunt Details

To craft your dream home, you'll only need two things: the blueprint for that floorplan and building materials. Lots of building materials. Each floorplan has a different way to get it.

  • Clubhouse: Battle the RiddleLord Golem
  • Citadel Caverns: Battle Belrot the Fiend
  • Citadel Fortress: Murray’s shop
  • Dragonrune House: Elemental Master rep shop
  • Dragonrune Hall: Battle for the Mana Golem's Core to upgrade the Dragonrune House
  • Hachiko Hotel: Yokai rep shop
  • Arcangrove House: Arcangrove rep shop
  • Tower of Magic: Battle for the Mana Golem's Core to upgrade the Arcangrove house
  • Falcontower: Battle Dragon Drakath
  • Seraphic Fortress: Seraphic Gear shop

Talk to Carl to quest for the building materials you'll need. Each house requires a hefty load of wood, glass, and other materials. Plus gold. These little wolves don't oversee constructionf for free. 

10 Year Achievement Tracker Class Update

Last October, we announced the newest Achievement Tracker rewards... exclusive class variants. Since the planned rewards were taking longer than expeceted, we released the class armor sets. But now, at long last, our most dedicated players will be able to unlock their free class variation!

  • 10 Years Played: Highseas Commander
  • 600,000 AdventureCoins: Grim Necromancer
  • 9 Years Membership: Skycharged Grenadier

You can read more details on each of the classes in this Design Notes post.

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June 07, 2019

Become the DoomDragon's Master

Upgrade to unlock new exclusive gear sets!

Sepulchuroth, the Dragon of DOOM, bows to no hero... unless they prove they can defeat him. Starting this Friday night, get the DoomDragon's Master armor set with 3 armors, accessories, pet/battlepet, and more when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more.

After you purchase an account upgrade, select a bonus set of your choice from a list of options in your Account Manager

Pack Details

Choose the DoomDragon's Master pack to unlock two mount armors, a rider armors, a pet, battlepet, and more. 

  • DoomDragon's Master and DoomDragon mount armors
  • DoomDragon Rider
  • 3 DoomDragon Rider helms
  • DoomDragon Rider's wings, Rune, and Winged Rune back items
  • DoomDragon Rider's blade (single and dual-wield)
  • DoomDragon pet
  • Enraged DoomDragon battlepet (member-only)
  • Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory
  • and a character page badge

Once you've chosen the DoomDragon's Master bonus on the Account Manager page, log in and find the set's shop in the Other Achievements tab in your Book of Lore. 

Community Choice Poll

Back in late April, we asked you all on social media which dragon you'd like to have as a mount armor for this set. The choices were...

  • Sepulchuroth
  • Fluffy the Undead Dragon

The poll finished at 51 / 49, with Sepulchuroth winning by the BAREST sliver of bone. So Darkon made the incredible, DragonFable-inspired DoomDragon's Master armor set. But many of you still wished you could get the Fluffy mount. That's why, later this month, Darkon will go back and create the UndeadDragon's Master mount armor and rider. If you get the package, you will automatically unlock the new gear once it is ready.

12000 AC or 12 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL the DoomDragon's Master gear
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts 
  • 10 Wheel of Doom Tickets (worth 2,000 ACs!)
  • and a character page badge

Boosts and Doom Tickets will be added directly to your inventory.

2k and 5k AC or 1, 3, or 6 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL the DoomDragon's Master gear
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts 
  • and a character page badge

Upgrade to unlock your choice of exclusive bonuses

When you buy any AC or membership pack worth $10 USD or more, you'll be able to choose one of the following bonus sets:

  • DoomDragon's Master mount/rider armors
  • Infinity Titan Class / Throne / House
  • Galactic Captain / Galactic Battle Pilot
  • Paragon Fiend / Legion Paragon Fiend Rider
  • Akiban Defender
  • Copper Void ChronoKnight
  • Golden Northlands Royalty

With our upgrade pack bonuses, you get even more options and choices in your rewards. Plus, each time you upgrade, you get to choose a new reward! 

Important Details

  • ALL of the upgrade bonus gear for a set will be available when you buy an AC or membership pack worth $10 USD.
  • Each time you upgrade, you'll be able to choose another bonus set. If you've already unlocked all the available sets, once a new one releases, you'll be able to choose it immediately.

If you buy a 12,000 AC or 12 month membership pack, in addition to choosing an upgrade bonus set, you'll also get 7x Game Boosts, a character page badge, plus 10 Wheel of Doom Fortune Tickets (worth 2,000 ACs).

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June 03, 2019

AQWorlds Patch Notes

Check the list of bug fixes to see what the team has addressed

Reens, Cemaros and the AQW Bug Hunter team are busy squashing the bugs you submit each week to the Bug Tracker at www.Artix.com/bugs.

 

Please do not send non-release bugs on Twitter.  They will get lost.  Make sure you send bug report forms!

Check back weekly to see if the bug you reported has been addressed.  Please remember that not all bugs are "easy fixes" so some reported and confirmed bugs from each week may not be on the fixed list as they will require more time or a different person to fix them.

If you would like to know how the reports go from you to fixed, check this page:
http://www.aq.com/lore/guides/BugReportFAQ

Bug Fixes:

  1. Dungeon Fiend Slime added to Dungeon Fiends. They drip a lot so the Castle Spiders are still collecting it too.  They say it makes their webs stronger!

Art Fixes:

  1. Legion Revenant art fixes to match the NPC.
  2. Duality and Digital Duality armours fixed to remove an orange bit.
  3. Acid Rain Mage female has the animation now.
  4. Vampire Slayer Locks and Vampire Slayer Hat got some CC tweaks.
  5. Nulgath's Birthday Gift head fixed, walk as fixed as it can be. This guy just has a hitch in his git along.
  6. Animated items from the May Seasonal Shop tweaked some so the animation shows better:
         J-Sixth Blade
         Dual Enchanted J-Sixth Blades
         Opposing Forces Lightblades

 

So, I'm sure all the Buggy Fans have noticed that we are not posting every week anymore.  This is because y'all have been so great at catching things early that there are less bugs being left in (and therefore being reported) so there aren't enough to merit a full DNs every week.  So what I'm thinking of doing is on the weeks where there aren't enough reports to merit a DNs, how about I make a post with some of the more common reports we get that are not-bugs.  Let me know what y'all think about that on My Twitter!

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June 01, 2019

June 2019 Update Calendar

Good, Evil, and DOOOOOOOOM!

Summer is starting to heat up, and that's why we're bringing you the most heart-warming (and FIRST!) Father's Day event in AQWorlds... along with release of our Achievement Tracker Classes + minizones, the next chapter in the Shadows of War Saga, and more!

June 1: Summer AC bonus + ShadowZard Rider Seasonal Set

June 7Achievement Tracker Classes, House quests, and more + Doom Dragon Warrior upgrade bonus

June 14Father's Day... OF DOOM! + Summer Shop Part 1

June 21Shadows of War: Jinx the Thief, Part 1 + Summer Shop Part 2

June 28: Shadows of War: Jinx the Thief, Part 2 + Wheel of Doom merge shop

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June 01, 2019

Summer AdventureCoin Bonus Sale

Get up to 50% more AdventureCoins for Free!

It's Summer... and along with the blazing sun, AdventureQuest Worlds is heating up with a blazing hot AdventureCoin bonus! Starting tomorrow, June 1st, get up to 50% more Adventure Coins and unlock one of our upgrade bonus sets with select packages for a limited time. 

Starting Saturday, June 1st, at 12:01 AM EST the Summer Madness AC Sale is ON! Get more AdventureCoins with each AC package, and the larger the AC package you buy, the more bonus ACs you'll have to spend!

Note: this offer does not apply to AdventureCoin purchases bought on Amazon.com, or the bonus ACs that come with membership packages. 

* On June 29th, the bonus amount will drop, so if you're looking to buy AdventureCoins, this is the time to do it!

Upgrade to unlock new exclusive gear sets!

Sepulchuroth, the Dragon of DOOM, bows to no hero... unless they prove they can defeat him. Starting this Friday night, get the DoomDragon's Master armor set with 3 armors, accessories, pet/battlepet, and more when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more.

After you purchase an account upgrade, select a bonus set of your choice from a list of options in your Account Manager

Pack Details

Choose the DoomDragon's Master pack to unlock two mount armors, a rider armors, a pet, battlepet, and more. 

  • DoomDragon's Master and DoomDragon mount armors
  • DoomDragon Rider
  • 3 DoomDragon Rider helms
  • DoomDragon Rider's wings, Rune, and Winged Rune back items
  • DoomDragon Rider's blade (single and dual-wield)
  • DoomDragon pet
  • Enraged DoomDragon battlepet (member-only)
  • Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory
  • and a character page badge
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